Working at the nexus of community demographics, local expectations for schools, professional priorities, and public policy requirements, principals have experienced perhaps the most rapid changes among education professionals. An increasingly diverse student population, coupled with a teacher population that may not represent that diversity, creates teaching and learning challenges and opportunities at the same time that public policies and district practices hold administrators accountable for immediate results. Each new proposal for reform simply underscores anew the critical role that principals play in any effort to improve school quality.
AIMS focuses on enhancing the leadership provided by principals and school district administrators as their districts work to implement a multi-tiered system. AIMS will support cohorts of 15 leaders each year who learn together, share successes and challenges with each other, and engage with colleagues across the state who are leading similar efforts.Read More